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Tool "gdk-artists-research" loads assets from freegeoip.net
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https://tools.wmflabs.org/gdk-artists-research/: https://freegeoip.net/json/?callback=jQuery321031794074120875004_1501429587965&_=1501429587966

Loading from external providers are discouraged. Please see parent tasks and J65.

I'm not sure if WMF provides a geoip service anymore. Is this required for tool functionality? Using client IP without consent is very likely incompatible with the Privacy Policy.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptAug 4 2017, 2:25 PM

According to T199106 that service is a 403 recently.

I'm not sure if WMF provides a geoip service anymore.

It does not. See T100902#2566841

JFishback_WMF moved this task from Intake to Backlog on the Privacy board.
Tobi_WMDE_SW removed Tobi_WMDE_SW as the assignee of this task.Mar 23 2020, 2:58 PM
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Tobi_WMDE_SW closed this task as Invalid.Mar 23 2020, 3:01 PM